Heart monitoring shirt made with flexible carbon nanotube fibers

October 11th, 2021

A newly developed conductive thread can be sewn into fabrics with a regular sewing machine. Photo: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University. Researchers at Brown School of Engineering at Rice University, Houston, Texas, have successfully woven flexible carbon nanotube fibers into clothing for accurate and more comfortable heart monitoring. The lab of chemical and biomolecular engineer Matteo Pasquali reported in the […]

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Toho Tenax develops new FR thermoplastic textile prepreg

March 15th, 2016

Tokyo-based carbon fibers and composites specialists Toho Tenax Co. has announced the development of a flame-retardant, high-modulus, thermoplastic textile prepreg, a carbon-fiber sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin. Toho Tenax’s new textile version uses Tenax® TPWF (thermoplastic woven fabric) as a base and achieves a high level of impregnation with polyethersulfone resin, resulting in more than […]

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Cellulose fibers take flight

July 24th, 2015

A resurgent interest in more sustainable and environmentally friendly carbon fibers has led researchers in the U.K. to convert cellulose fibers into high-strength carbon fibers, according to a report at MaterialsToday.com. Steve Eichhorn and his colleagues at the Universities of Exeter and Manchester are developing strong, lightweight carbon fibers made from recycled plant matter that could […]

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